Would you like to take a walk?, hubby asked. I glanced at him quickly and mentioned, ‘later’.
All I truly wanted was for him to join the ‘pity’ party and forget about the wellness program.
What? yes, you heard me right!
I wanted loud noise makers, colorful balloons, matching cups, plates, table cloths and napkins plus ton of confetti.
When I party, I like to celebrate my ‘stinking’ attitude in style.
‘Stinky’ thinking overrides the joy of every waking hour.
If we focus on regrets, we neglect our blessings. If we focus on past circumstances, we neglect the joy of the ‘here and now’. If we focus on the ‘what ifs’, we neglect the richness of today’s reality.
Discouragement and pessimism creep in fast when holding tight to a stinky attitude!
The Lord encourages us, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Philippians 4:8 NIV
But God, how can I think on what’s lovely and admirable when the circumstances are just NOT so lovely? How can I be noble when others are not?
As I’m wrestling with Him, I pray for strength when I’m weak and disheartened.
Finding time to pray and meditate on Scriptures is key.
Keeping a daily, gratitude journal reminds us of God’s faithfulness, a tangible reminder of His blessings.
Saying NO to some activities provide a margin for us to rest and not be exhausted all the time.
I would rather be rested, prayerful and grateful instead of partying with a stinky attitude! How about you?
Let’s not have another pity party anytime soon.